On Wednesday we told you of a delegation from Belize that is currently in Jamaica to discuss shipping operations, environmental compliance and the blue economy. The delegation is led by Minister of Logistics, Michel Chebat. Interestingly, the delegation also includes Raul Ibanez. Ibanez is the Panamanian national who was given a special worker’s permit through Minister Chebat. Ibanez first worked at the Ministry of Health and was then moved over to the Ministry of Logistics when Minister Chebat was moved. In an interview with Prime Minister Briceno, our newsroom asked if the employment of Ibanez is a signal of Belize not having any qualified citizen to fill the post.
Ibanez now holds the position of Special Advisor to Minister Michel Chebat. The Belize delegation arrived in Jamaica on Sunday, February 20 and are expected to return on Friday.